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1 - 5 Guest(s)
Learn all there is to know about screenprinting. Using your own artwork, learn how to and then create your own silkscreen. A full day taught by a person with 16 years experience.
Students will learn the fundamentals of screenprinting. Your instructor, Better Than Jam's owner and maker, Karin Persan, will start with a demo of the process, and then go through the proper materials and techniques. Students will be shown the different ways one can get an image onto a screen, and a few different production methods of printing. By the end of class you should be on your way to printing your own image!
Day 1 or AM:
Stretching a Screen
Preparing an Image
Day 2 or PM:
Exposing a Screen
Table top, Textile, and Tshirt press demo
Free print with your own image
Materials provided for the session:
Screens (not to take home)
It is recommended but not required, that students bring materials they would like to print on. Textile, nice papers, tshirts, etc. There will be plenty of free time to print your own work, so bring what you would like!
Students do not get keep their screens, but if you're interested in doing so, let us know!
$250 per person
Note: The exact location will be disclosed once the host has accepted your request.
Karin has been silkscreening since 1999, sewing since middle school. She began teaching in Chicago 2002 after she graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Moving back to New York she settled in Bushwick, Brooklyn 2007 where she continued to work on her line "Better Than Jam," of her own hand printed textiles and self sewn clothing and accessories.
In 2010 she made the plunge and opened her first boutique location at 1087 Flushing Ave. 2015, she and the shop made a huge move to 20 Grattan St, to an old warehouse space. In this space the simple boutique has been transformer into a store, communal studio space, and learning center.
In the retail space one can purchase locally handmade gifts and fashions, sewing craft and art supplies, take classes and workshops of the craft and small business variety, as well as rent studio space and time hourly, daily, or monthly.
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